Monday, 5 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 
Apollo Aviation Grows Fleet By 25%

Apollo Aviation Group announced that since the second quarter of 2016 it has contracted to purchase 27 commercial aircraft and five aircraft engines for a total gross purchase price of $750 million. All flight equipment is being purchased with leases attached to airlines in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.  The 27 aircraft are comprised of 21 narrowbody and six widebody from the Airbus A319, A320, A321 and A330, and the Boeing 737-800 and B737-900ER families. The vast majority of aircraft (96%) are in-production.

Jet-leasing giant SMBC has eye on acquisitions

Dublin-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital will continue to size up potential acquisitions but Ceo Peter Barrett said the company "Won't pursue growth for growth's sake" in an interview with the Irish Indepedent adding that the sector remained strong globally, despite challenges such as Brexit that might impact locally.

SMBC Aviation says airlines in Turkey and Brazil now on level flight path

Aviation markets in Turkey and Brazil, flashpoints for political or economic uncertainty in the past year, are stabilising, a top aircraft leasing company says. Reporting a 30% increase in first-half pre-tax profit to US$142.9m. The CEO of the Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital played down recent concerns about a broader downturn in aviation markets, which some see as oversupplied.

Vnesheconombank To Fund Superjet 100 Deliveries For Cityjet

CityJet will take delivery of five more Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft in 2017. The delivery schedule was made public after a three-party memorandum was signed by the aircraft’s OEM Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC), Russia’s VEB bank and Superjet International. The memorandum outlines the terms and conditions under which VEB will finance delivery of the five aircraft to CityJet.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Sriwijaya Air Ferried Bournemouth-Budapest 28/11/16 after paint prior delivery to become PK-CRC.

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines painted at Shannon 26/11/16 prior delivery ex 9H-AEL.

EI-FTI Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44759 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/12/16.

EI-FTJ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44760 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/11/16.

EI-IGT Boeing 737-73V c/n 32421 Air Italy Ferried Olbia-St Athan 29/11/16 in Meridiana colours.

EI-LSY Gulfstream G550 c/n 5350 Gainjet Ireland Registered at Shannon 01/12/16 ex SX-GJJ.

M-ABKM ATR72-212A(500) c/n 699 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 23-25/11/16.

M-ABKN ATR72-212A(500) c/n 762 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 30/11-01/12/16.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 24917 ASL Airlines Hungary Delivered Miami-Bangor-Shannon 25-26/11/16.

OY-SRU Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Star Air Delivered Shannon-Cologne 24/11/16 ex EI-RUW.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International Delivered Dublin-Kiev 25/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

VP-BLT Boeing 757-28A c/n 28174 Azur Air Ferried Antalya-Shannon-Bangor-Cecil Airport  29-30/11/16 after interim storage on return to AerCap.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
AerCap Announces Closing of New $0.6 Billion Credit Facility

AerCap Holdings N.V. announced that it has completed the closing of a new $0.6 billion secured credit facility. The facility will primarily be used to acquire new narrowbody and widebody aircraft as they deliver from Boeing and Airbus through 2017. The facility was signed to finance a portfolio of eight aircraft and matures in 2024.

Aergo Capital expands its fleet with four Bombardier planes

Aergo Capital has acquired four next-generation Bombardier craft that are on lease to Ethiopian Airlines. Aergo said that it has bought a British Virgin Islands company that owns four Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines is leasing all four for the long term. An existing financing deal with Export Development Canada will stay in place.

Avolon delivers Boeing B737-800 to Aerolineas Argentinas

Avolon announced the delivery of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Aerolineas Argentinas. This is the second Avolon aircraft on lease to Aerolineas Argentinas.

Avolon's Slattery wins major aviation award

Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery is to be awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry' award at this year's Aviation Industry Awards.

FPG and FPG Amentum acquire one Wizz Air A321-200 for a JOL transaction

Financial Products Group Co., Ltd  and FPG Amentum Ltd. (‘FPG Amentum’), the Dublin-based aircraft leasing / management company announce the acquisition of one Airbus 321-200. The aircraft was acquired from another lessor and is on lease to Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

Industry Leaders Launch AVi8 Air Capital Commercial Aircraft Leasing Company

Two aviation industry leaders announced the launching of a new commercial aircraft leasing company to be headquartered in Dublin with a commercial office in Miami: AVi8 Air Capital. Both co-founders, Ray Sisson will serve as the company’s Executive Chairman, and Ed Wegel will assume CEO duties at AVi8. The company will focus on building its fleet with the newest, most desirable narrowbody commercial aircraft, is in process with several leading global investment banks and is currently analyzing potential deals.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7416 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 13th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 2nd aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers another Boeing 737-800 to Ukraine International Airlines

SMBC Aviation Capital delivered a Boeing 737-800 on lease to Ukraine International Airlines. This is the third aircraft of a three aircraft transaction.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 November

                                                 
Cityjet SSJ95 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EWT Boeing 757-28A c/n 29381 I-Fly Ferried Tolmachevo-Shannon 18/11/16 on return to lessor.

EI-FBK Boeing 717-2BL c/n 55182 Volotea Ferried Stockholm Arlanda-Keflavik 22/11/16 for Hawaiian Airlines to become N494HA leased from BCC.

EI-FBU Airbus A330-322 c/n 120 I-Fly Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 22/11/16 for storage.

EI-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Norwegian Air International Ferried Budapest-Bournemouth 17/11/16 for painting leased from AerCap.

EI-FTH Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44758 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 18/11/16.

EI-RUC Boeing 737-86R c/n 30494 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUD Boeing 737-86R c/n 30495 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUW Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Celestial Aviation Ferried Tel Aviv-Shannon 20/11/16 after freighter conversion for Star Air as OY-SRU.

M-ABKP Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 30704 Inishdawson Leasing Ferried Beijing-Seletar 17/11/16 ex B-5172.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Tel Aviv 23/11/16 in Tailwind colours.

2-ITLH Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Ferried Dusseldorf-Shannon 17/11/16 in Tailwind colours ex TC-TLH.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 November

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Avolon delivers one Boeing 787-9 to Hainan Airlines

Avolon announced on 11 November the delivery of one Boeing B787-9 aircraft to Hainan Airlines. This is the sixth Avolon aircraft on lease to Hainan Airlines.

FLY Leasing Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

FLY Leasing Ltd reported third-quarter earnings of $22.9 million on revenues of $80.7 million acquirubg seven aircraft at a cost of $467 million and sold three older aircraft for a gain of $4.1 million. FLY Leasing's CEO Colm Barrington said "In the quarter we sold three aircraft with an average age of 15 years, generating a gain of $4.1 million, a 19% premium to net book value,  meanwhile, we invested $467 million in seven aircraft with an average age of about two-and-one-half years. The impact of these and earlier transactions on our portfolio metrics was significant, reducing our fleet age to 6.2 years and increasing our average lease term to 6.7 years.  FLY continues to have ample resources to fund its growth strategy with more than $1 billion of unrestricted cash, available debt capacity and unencumbered assets providing more than $2 billion of purchasing power."

Goshawk successfully issues an unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein

Goshawk Aviation Limited has completed its debut unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein issuance. Goshawk is the first aircraft leasing company and the first Irish company to access the Schuldschein market, underlining Goshawk’s growing reputation as an innovator in the aircraft leasing space. The offer was launched at $75 million, the issue was significantly oversubscribed and was increased to $95 million to meet investor demand. The issuance consists of 3- and 5-year tranches and proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The issue was arranged by Commerzbank, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and NORD/LB.

Milestone Aviation Group Leases Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo to Support Petrobras' Brazilian Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced on 16 November that it has leased a Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo S.A. to support Petrobras' offshore operations in Brazil. Milestone has provided the S-92 to Omni on a flexible one-year lease to support their operations. Omni has a short-term requirement for incremental heavy aircraft to serve its customers while uncertainty remains around their Airbus H225s' return to service timeline. This is the 12th aircraft that Milestone has leased to Omni.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs four aircraft deal with Jeju Air

SMBC Aviation Capital announced on 15 November that it has concluded a deal with Jeju Air for four Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is the third portfolio deal that SMBC Aviation Capital has completed with Jeju Air over the past year and brings to eleven, the number of aircraft on lease to the airline. The first aircraft (MSN 35018) will deliver at the beginning of December with the additional three aircraft (MSN 37541, MSN 37540 and MSN 37543) expected to deliver before the end of March 2017.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EFP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37540 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-EFT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37543 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-FVC Airbus A319-131 c/n 4403 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOP.

EI-FVD Airbus A319-131 c/n 4422 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOQ.

EI-SOO ATR72-212A(500) c/n 577 ASL Airlines Ireland Registered 04/11/16 ex HB-ACE.

M-ABKL ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1028 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Toulouse-Francazal-Toulouse-Guernsey 17/11/16 ex PR-PDB.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24917 ASL Aviation Group Ferried Miami-Dothan 10/11/16 for freighter conversion ex ZS-SRD.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International registered at Dublin 16/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

2-ATTF Airbus A319-112 c/n 734 AerCap Ferried Amman-Dublin 16/11/16 ex YA-TTF.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus fleet Dublin 
AerCap CEO doesn't expect US election to hit aviation industry

AerCap does not believe the result of the US presidential election will disrupt growth for the aviation industry. This is because of the resilience of travel demand to other shocks in recent years, its CEO said today.  "What we do know is that over last two and a half years, we've faced an awful lot of global shocks - Ebola, Zika, the downturn in Brazil, the attempted coup in Turkey, Brexit," said CEO Aengus Kelly.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs Airbus A320-200 lease deal with Ural Airlines 

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has signed a lease with Ural Airlines for an Airbus A320-200 aircraft with Manufacturer’s Serial Number 2947. The aircraft will be delivered to Ural Airlines at the end of this month and will bring the number of aircraft placed on-lease by SMBC Aviation Capital with Ural to seven.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Airbus A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7368 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 12th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 1st aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal. The transaction was completed at the Airbus facility in Hamburg on 31st October 2016.

Stellwagen Announces Its Acquisition By Acasta Enterprises Inc. For US$270 Million

Stellwagen Group and Acasta Enterprises Inc., a Toronto, Canada based public company announced that the Parties have entered into definitive agreements by which Acasta would acquire Stellwagen for approximately US$270 million plus future consideration contingent on the operating performance of Stellwagen over the next three to five years, and will commit to investing US$100 million into Stellwagen Capital’s Senior Loan Company or another strategic investment. These agreements are subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval and approval by Acasta’s shareholders.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

D-ASXE Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32365 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Antalya 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-ASXG Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32366 Sun Express Germany Ferried Antalya-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-ASXI Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32367 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Izmir 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-AXGF Airbus A330-202 c/n 616 Eurowings Delivered Hamburg-Cologne 03/11/16 ex A7-AFM leased from GECAS.

EC-HKO Airbus A319-111 c/n 1362 Iberia Airlines Ferried Shannon-Madrid 08/11/16 after paint prior to delivery to Ernest SpA to become EI-FVG.

EI-EFW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35018 Jeju Air Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 04/11/16 for paint prior delivery in December leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

N7879A Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34321 Southwest Airlines Delivered Paine Field-Phoenix 03/11/16 ex EI-RUM leased from Amentum Aircraft Leasing.

SX-DIO Airbus A320-232 c/n 527 Astra Airlines Ferried Thessaloniki-Keflavik-Bangor-Goodyear 03/4-11/16 on return to lessor AerCap.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 November

                                                   
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
 
Aergo Capital appoints Lorraine Carew and Stan Barnes as executives

Aircraft lessor Aergo Capital has appointed former Pembroke Capital founder Lorraine Carew as head of commercial operations in a number of management changes. Aergo CEO Fred Browne described the appointments as significant for its business "Our continued investment in the best people underlines our commitment to the delivery of a quality service for our customers".

Aergo Capital sells one 2001 Vintage A320-200 to Blackrock Investment Management and one 1997 Vintage B737-400 to VX Capital Partners LLC

Aergo Capital has announced the sale of two (2) aircraft as the company continues to reduce the average age of its fleet.  One Airbus A320-200, bearing Manufacturers Serial Number 1626, to Blackrock Investment Management, LLC – Aviation Group. The aircraft is subject to an operating lease with Avion Express, who will continue to operate the aircraft. Blake Morgan acted as lead transaction counsel for Aergo Capital and KPMG acted as tax and accounting adviser. Clifford Chance acted as legal counsel for Blackrock Investment Management. Aergo sold one Boeing 737-400, bearing Manufacturers Serial Number 27673, to VX Capital Partners, LLC. The aircraft is subject to an operating lease with NewGen Airways, who will continue to operate the aircraft.

Avolon adds five banks to acquisition debt facilities for transaction with CIT Group

Avolon announced that it has placed 35% of the US$8.5 billion debt financing facilities, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (Morgan Stanley) and UBS Investment Bank (UBS), for the acquisition of the aircraft leasing business of CIT Group Inc. Avolon successfully placed US$2.975 billion with five banks: Barclays; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.; BNP Paribas; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; and SunTrust Bank. The placement was increased from an initial target of 30%.

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited adds six Embraer E195 aircraft to its portfolio from Avolon

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) announced that it has added six (6) Embraer E195 aircraft to its portfolio. The aircraft have been acquired as part of an eight (8) aircraft acquisition from Avolon, an international aircraft leasing company, and are currently on lease to UK carrier Flybe.

Goshawk deliver first of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Oman Air

Goshawk announced the acquisition of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft on long- term lease to Oman Air. The delivery is the first of a two-aircraft transaction from Oman Air’s direct order with Boeing, with the second unit scheduled to deliver in November of this year. To meet the airline’s financing requirements, the structured solution arranged by Goshawk was executed within a three-week period from mandate to delivery, demonstrating the agility and dynamism of the Goshawk team.

Standard Chartered in talks on Chinese aviation finance venture

Standard Chartered’s Dublin-based aviation finance unit is a sizable player in the global industry, with more than 100 aircraft on lease to 25 airlines is reportedly in advanced talks over a Chinese joint venture in aviation financing that will aim to help the country’s airlines pay for the $1tn of new aircraft they are set to buy in the next twenty years.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 7 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300s 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-FJY Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42272 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 01/11/16.

EI-FTC Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44753 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/11/16.

EI-FTF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44756 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/10/16.

EI-FTG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44757 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 02/11/16.

EI-FWC Sukhoi RRJ95 c/n 95111 Cityjet Delivered Venice-Dublin 02/11/16.

N590CB Boeing 757-28A c/n 32449 GECAS Ferried Lourdes-Bangor-Jacksonville for freighter conversion 28/10/16 ex ET-AMK.

VP-BEA Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 Aeroflot Delivered Kaunas-Moscow Sheremetyevo 28/10/16 ex EI-VKO.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 AerCap Registered 20/10/16 ex TC-TLG.

2-ITLH Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Registered 20/10/16 ex TC-TLH.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Ryanair adds five new 737s in October increasing fleet to 362 aircraft

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair added five brand new Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet in October increasing the total number of aircraft to 362.

Ryanair's new 737s are leased through wholly owned Luxembourg subsidiary Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l.

The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world.

According to aircraft fleet website Planespotters.net construction numbers have been allocated to Ryanair for a further 15 Boeing 737-800 deliveries.

EI-FTA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44751 Delivered 5 October

EI-FTB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44752 Delivered 12 October

EI-FTD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44754 Delivered 13 October

EI-FTE Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44755 Delivered 14 October

EI-FTF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44756 Delivered 29 October

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

C-FFPH Boeing 737 Sunwing returns to Canada after summer lease

                                                 
C-FFPH Boeing 737-81D Sunwing Airlines 
C-FFPH Boeing 737-81D c/n 39440 Sunwing Airlines departed Dublin Airport on Monday 31 October as TOM9857 at 1206 local to Toronto Pearson after summer lease to Thomson Airways.

During the summer season the aircraft operated an extensive sun charter programme on behalf of TUI's Falcon Holidays and Thomson Holidays to Burgas, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Palma, Rhodes, Tenerife South and Zakynthos.

Sunwing Airlines is based at Toronto Pearson International operating a fleet of 19 Boeing 737-800s and plans to lease 4 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft from Air Lease Corporation.

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 31 October 2016

                                                 
EI-FJF Boeing 737-86N Norwegian Air International 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

N285XA Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26285 AerSale Ferried Roswell-Miami 20/10/16 for freighter conversion.

N565RP Embraer 145LR c/n 145679 CIT Aerospace Ferried Kingman Airport-Great Falls International 20/10/16 ex PT-SFL.

VT-IDZ Airbus A320-232 c/n 3264 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Mexico City-Fort Lauderdale-Greater Moncton International Airport-Glasgow Prestwick 21-23/10/16 ex CC-BJB leased from AerCap.

VP-CYD Airbus A320-214 c/n 4699 Flynas Delivered Ostrava-Jeddah 25/10/16 ex OK-HCA.

2-RAJB Airbus A320-233 c/n 733 BBAM Aircraft Leasing Registered at St Athan 27/10/16 ex UR-AJB.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 31 October 2016

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 
Avolon acquisitions boost 3Q statistics

Avolon recorded a 67% increase in its fleet of owned, managed and committed airliners for 3Q 2016 compared to the same period a year ago, the company said. The number of aircraft rose from 258 to 432. In a 3Q trading update, Avolon said it delivered 31 aircraft over the past three months, including 22 from the GECAS portfolio, to 19 customers. The company sold 11 aircraft, seven from its owned fleet and four from its managed fleet. Letters of intent were executed for sale of a further 13 aircraft.

Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 to Volaris

Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Volaris. This is the eighth Avolon aircraft on lease to Volaris.

Denis Nayden joins Avolon Board

Avolon announced the appointment of Denis Nayden to its Board as Vice Chairman and Chair of the Risk Committee. Mr Nayden is a veteran of the aircraft leasing industry and previously served as Avolon’s Chairman from its founding in 2010, through its successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014 and up to the point of completion of Avolon’s acquisition by Bohai Capital in January, 2016.

Investec sells interest in Goshawk Aviation

Investec Aviation Finance announced that it has sold out of Goshawk Aviation Limited (Goshawk) and Goshawk Management Holdings Limited (Manco) to its co-shareholders Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) and NWS Holdings Limited (NWS). Co-investors CTFE and NWS each have increased their respective stakes in Goshawk and Manco from 40% to 50% through the sale by Investec. Goshawk has aircraft in 25 countries on lease to 34 airlines, including many of the world’s flag carriers and market leading LCC’s such as Etihad, American Airlines, Iberia, Air China, Ryan Air, Indigo and Lion Air.

SAS funds A320neo deliveries with sale-leaseback with Standard Chartered

Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) and Standard Chartered Bank have successfully closed a sale and operating leaseback transaction for two CFM LEAP-1A powered A320neo aircraft. The first A320neo aircraft was delivered on 20 October 2016 and the second aircraft will be delivered during November 2016. The aircraft are the first deliveries from SAS’ order of thirty A320neo with Airbus. The aircraft will operate its first commercial service on 26 October.

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Ryanair's 37 new route announcements in October

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced 37 new route in October for Summer 2017 interestingly the carrier continues to expand strategically into UK market from it's European bases adding routes to Belfast International, Birmingham Bristol, East Midlands and Edinburgh.

In Germany the carrier is seizing on market opportunities as competition retrenches announcing significant capacity expansion adding additional capacity and new routes from bases in Cologne, Hamburg (+180%) and Nuremberg (+400%) for Summer 2017.

The carrier announced a second new route to Oradea, western Romania from Milan Bergamo operating twice weekly from 27 March 2017.

Belfast International - Faro
Bristol - Bucharest
Bristol - Venice
Cologne -Sofia
Copenhagen - Pescara
Copenhagen - Thessaloniki
Copenhagen - Valencia
Copenhagen - Zadar
East Midlands – Budapest
East Midlands – Girona
East Midlands – Reus
Eindhoven to Bologna
Hamburg - Faro
Hamburg - Thessaloniki
London Luton - Cagliari
Milan Bergamo - Bordeaux
Milan Bergamo - Edinburgh
Milan Bergamo - Luxembourg
Milan Bergamo - Oradea
Milan Bergamo - Vigo
Milan Malpensa - Brussels
Milan Malpensa - Catania
Milan Malpensa - Las Palmas
Milan Malpensa - Porto
Milan Malpensa - Sofia
Nuremberg – Bari
Nuremberg – Madrid
Nuremberg – Palermo
Nuremberg – Porto
Porto - Birmingham
Porto - Edinburgh
Porto - Krakow
Porto - Nuremberg
Venice Treviso - Budapest
Venice Treviso - Krakow
Venice Treviso - Malaga
Venice Treviso - Sofia

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